Prince William, the Prince of Wales, paid a touching tribute to his father, the new king of the United Kingdom (UK), in the middle of Sunday night’s star-studded coronation concert at Windsor Castle.
“For more than 50 years, in every corner of the UK, across the Commonwealth and around the world, he has dedicated himself to serving others, both present and future generations,” said the 40-year-old heir to the throne.
“Dad, we are all so proud of you.”
Commenting that his late grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, “is up there and likes to watch over us”, William added that she would be “a very proud mother”.
This concert was attended by nearly 20,000 people on Sunday evening with artists such as Nicole Scherzinger, Olly Murs, Katy Perry, Lional Richie and the Take That group, who provided entertainment.
Hugh Bonniville van Downton Abbey-fame hosted and video messages from celebrities such as Tom Cruise, Joan Collins and the beloved children’s book character, Winnie the Pooh, were played on big screens set up across the UK during the proceedings.
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— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 7, 2023
Catherine, the Princess of Wales, attended the concert with her and Prince William’s eldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Their youngest son, Prince Louis, who these days is known for his adorable facial expressions, stayed at home instead.
Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, accompanied her ex-husband, Prince Andrew, to the event, although she was not among the coronation ceremony’s guests earlier this weekend.
“It’s a state event, and I don’t think you can ‘have it both ways’ and expect to be invited,” Sarah said last week. Good Morning Britain said.
Harry Haastig back home non ceremony
Nor did Prince Harry wait for him to return to California after Saturday’s lavish ceremony.
Rhewal it reported earlier that the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, remained in California with Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet amid public pressure from members of the royal family. Royal experts have pointed out that it is the little prince’s fourth birthday on May 6 and that she may be staying home to celebrate his birthday.
According to media reports, Prince Harry quietly traveled to London on a commercial flight on Friday and returned directly from Westminster Abbey to the airport on Saturday.
Prince Harry also did not sit with his brother, Prince William, in the front row of the abbey during the coronation ceremony, but rather in the third row with his cousins, Princesses Eugene and Beatrice.
It appears that the two brothers are still estranged and did not speak to each other at all during the ceremony, possibly due to the publication of the prince’s sensational book, Sparein which he various utterances about his father and brother.
Sources: BBC, AFP.
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